Oh, it was so nice to wake up to a visit from the Snowman, dusted frozen white bits of fun everywhere! Especially after a long month pounding out the seasonal letterpress work! So, with Santa on the mind, we wanted to share a few of the Holiday projects we worked on this year.
1. Coaster in Holiday Red ink we printed for Anick Bauer Design http://anickbauerdesign.ca
2. Happy Holidays card we designed for Dr. Natalie Samson (our chiropractor-every printer needs one!)
3. Joy, Peace, Hope, Figgy Pudding! double-sided card we printed for Xquisit Communications http://www.xquisit.ca
4. Warmest Wishes card printed for friends of WDP
These were all so much fun to print, we used lead type, polymer, and polymer that looked like lead type! Three different paper stocks, ink and sans ink printing, 3 different envelopes, including a new deckled flap we just ordered a bunch of, and a borrowed die to cut out the coaster (Thanks Steve at Weathervane Press!)
Of course, it wouldn’t be WDP without some hiccups, like when Ian didn’t completely clean the red ink out of the press before printing the blind pattern on Xquisit’s cards and Jenn asked “why are they all pink?” Yup, gone into the bin. Or when the Warmest Wishes was originally printed as “Happy Holidays” with a nice script font and a couple letters were destroyed in the press, yeah, we have no more Ps in that font….
But, letterpress is our passion and without out clients our Heidelberg would be so lonely! So a big thank you to all of our clients and we do hope for you a Joyful Holiday and a Prosperous 2012!